craft beer

noun

Definition of craft beer

: a specialty beer produced in limited quantities : microbrew

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For the most part, chefs prefer to pair food with wine, and, more recently, with craft beer. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Can Liqueurs Be the Next Big Thing in Food-Cocktail Pairings?," 14 Jan. 2019 Despite the success of craft beer, there’s been a mass consolidation of all the other beers. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Columbia Law professor Tim Wu lays it out in his new book The Curse of Bigness.," 8 Nov. 2018 Each of three courses for 40 diners is matched with craft beer. Mary Bergin, chicagotribune.com, "Chow down on the farm this summer at special dinners in America's Dairyland," 9 July 2018 Make the 2½-hour drive from San Juan to learn on the calmer breaks, drink local craft beers and tour the Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Río Camuy, a cave system created by the world’s third-largest underground river. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "Puerto Rico on the Rebound: A Three-Day Getaway Guide," 26 Dec. 2018 Also sip the craft beer Brazo Fuerte made by Beverly Armstrong, the first African-American female brewer in the Northeast, who will be there. Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "Flavors from around the world, all in one place," 9 July 2018 Both areas are themed to craft beer in the same way that Frontierland is themed to the Old West – strings of overhead lights and barrel tabletops give the illusion of authenticity. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "Brews at the ballpark: Raley Field is the latest sports venue to embrace craft beer," 5 July 2018 In addition to craft cocktails and an extensive wine list, The Harp and Fiddle has gone for craft beer in a big way with 24 frequently changed brands on tap and another 25 in bottles and cans. Bruce Ingram, chicagotribune.com, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: The Harp and Fiddle in Park Ridge," 5 July 2018 Live music, food, beer garden serving craft beer with ID. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Summer festivals guide 2018," 21 June 2018

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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